Spiritual Growth

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Your “Peace Guard” Is Ready and Waiting – A word by Kathi Pelton

Kathi Pelton View Bio inscribeministries.com Have something to share? Spirit Fuel always welcomes new authors and content to be submitted for review and consideration. Submit a word via email: [email protected] I have a daily habit during my prayer time to pray one particular verse. That verse is Philippians 4:7 which says, “Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” I pray this because the Spirit revealed to me years ago that if I have peace, even while facing negative or challenging circumstances, that there is no inner warfare or turmoil. Therefore, this prayer daily (and some days more than once a day) has proved to anchor my soul in the rest and peace of Jesus. But, something happened the other day as I was praying Philippians 4:7! As I prayed it I...
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Broken Hallelujahs – A Word by Michelle Holderman

Michelle Holderman View Bio theragamuffinsaint.com Hallelujah is a song, a hymn, an exclamation of praise to God. The bigger, the better, right? The more dignified, the better. The stronger, the better. Right? Yet as I read the Bible, I find it to be the total opposite. The weaker, the better. The harder, the better. The costlier, the better. The more broken, the better. The truth is there’s just something about a broken hallelujah; about praise that costs you something. As much as we don’t like talking about brokenness and suffering, we would not be the people we are without it. We would never grow spiritually. And we certainly would not seek God the way we do apart from it. We would rely on our own strength and abilities instead of His. David said, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise”...
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The Challenges Of A Greater Anointing – A Word by Demontae Edmonds

Demontae Edmonds View Bio f4nations.com Many desire a greater anointing but must be aware of the inherent challenges that a greater anointing often brings. I'm not talking about greater charisma or oratorical skill that is often mistaken for the "anointing"...but the true yoke destroying and demonic power demolishing anointing of the Holy Ghost. The greater the anointing the greater the warfare. By default, it will almost attract a higher level of persecution, demonic opposition, and spiritual warfare in your direction. Jesus landed off of the coast of the Gaderenes (in the natural minding his own business) and the demoniac met him before he even started to minister. It was like an alarm bell went off in the spirit realm when he set foot on land. The kingdom of darkness could feel the reverberations of the presence of God he carried on his life without him preaching a sermon. Similar happened...
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You Will Triumph in Change – A Word by Jennifer Eivaz

Jennifer Eivaz  View Bio jennifereivaz.com It was just after 3 a.m., and I was walking up to my front porch having just completed a nightwatch prayer shift at our church. The Lord had been speaking to me that week about “change,” but I didn’t know what He was referring to. And I had been seeking Him for more clarification. As I headed towards my porch, my eyes gazed down to the ground and to a dragonfly lying on the pavement. I thought it might be dead and gave it a little nudge with my foot. Apparently it was only napping and it gave me a loud angry buzz in response. I felt the breath of God in that moment, however. I rushed inside my home to research on my computer the symbolic meaning for “dragonfly.” I was not surprised to see that this beautiful insect was often a sign for “change.”...
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The Highest Weapon of Spiritual Warfare: God’s Brilliant Presence – A Word by James W. Goll

James W. Goll View Bio Godencounters.com Prayer—in all its forms—has played a key role in my life and ministry for years. I want to see the works of the devil destroyed with the least amount of backlash. So I have pondered deeply on various understandings and perspectives concerning spiritual warfare and how to deal with territorial spirits. I’ve met with different revival leaders around the world to increase my understanding on issues dealing with principalities, powers, and spirits of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12). A gigantic breakthrough came to me one day when the penetrating voice of the Holy Spirit spoke, resolving the whole dilemma, “I’m going to teach you to release the highest weapon of spiritual warfare.” Stunned, I marveled at the thought, “the highest weapon.” That one statement made my spiritual antennas go way out! My initial response of gratitude was soon replaced by curiosity and...
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Prophetic Etiquette – A Word By Dr. John Veal

Dr. John Veal Senior Pastor-Prophet of EFCC View Bio faith2endure.com Let all things be done decently and in order (1 Corinthians 14:40). Holy Words Given with Unholy Breath I’ve discussed spiritually polluted prophecies, so now I’ll address the naturally polluted prophecy. If a prophet or prophetic person’s breath is foul, his/her prophetic words will more than likely be foul as well. I’ve experienced that many times, when the breath was rancid, the prophecy was off. I’m not talking about the breath being a little tart. I’m referring to a putrid odor that you can smell six feet before you reach a person. I’m also not referring to bad breath caused by illness. I’m talking about a basic lack of hygiene that causes a person’s breath to smell like a demon. After all, devils are called unclean for a reason. The kind of smell I’m referring to is one that is so...
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Christmas and the Dreams That Saved Jesus’ Life – A Word by Charity Virkler Kayembe

View Bio glorywaves.org What We Don’t Know As Christmas approaches, we read again the timeless story of the Son of God’s entry into our world. It is amazing to me what we are told, and also what we’re not told.  For example, consider Joseph, the man chosen by God to be the earthly father of Jesus. What do we really know about him anyway? Does Scripture tell us about Joseph’s faithful Temple attendance? Does the Gospel of Matthew record his impressive knowledge of the Law and the Prophets? Did Luke bother to mention how often he fasted or how much tithes and offerings he gave?  While these are all wonderful attributes that I expect were fully on display in Joseph’s life, curiously, God didn’t let us in on any of thisinformation. You would think the Lord might want to highlight some of the traits about Joseph that made God choose...
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Give The Gift Of Forgiveness For Christmas – A Word by Bill Yount

Bill Yount View Bio BillYount.com I sense the Lord saying, "Unwrap your enemies for Christmas: FORGIVE them and you will be unwrapping yourself. Some gifts come in offensive wrapping paper." I was offended by someone recently. I knew what I should do, but I had no power to do it. I know all the Scriptures on forgiveness and blessing our enemies, and that even made it worse. While I was driving my car yesterday, the Lord spoke, "Bill, if you will forgive and bless your enemy, I will bless you." Suddenly, those words took my focus off of that person who hurt me back to the Lord and an overwhelming desire to be blessed myself. Oh, how I wanted and needed God to bless me. Immediately, the hurt began to heal as it dawned on me that when we do what God tells us to do, He blesses us. Obedience...
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The Cry For Spiritual Fathers – A Word by Apostle Demontae Edmonds

Demontae Edmonds View Bio f4nations.com The Word of the Lord Hit Me Like a Brick Years ago I was sitting in a church service listening to my pastor preach a powerful message. In the midst of the message he spoke, “Some of you God will send you to other spiritual fathers and spiritual mothers who will help you along on your journey!” I had sat under this pastor’s ministry for 4 years and revered his ministry. He had been highly instrumental in helping me make a solid commitment to serve Christ. I had never imagined being under anyone else’s leadership. The Holy Spirit highlighted the one line that he spoke… “Some of you God will send you to other spiritual fathers and spiritual mothers who will help you along on your journey!” It was as if the words where a personal prophecy to me although it was spoken to the...
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Listen! You Need this Vital Holy Spirit Activity – A Word by James W. Goll

A Word by James W. Goll View Bio Godencounters.com Around the globe I have taken an unofficial survey. I often ask the attendees, “What does the Holy Spirit do? What makes up the ministry of the Holy Spirit?” I always get great answers such as the Holy Spirit is the gift giver, sanctifier, bears fruit, brings conviction, speaks to us, intercedes through the believer, magnifies Jesus, releases dreams and visions and so much more. But one answer I have never heard from anyone anywhere. The Holy Spirit Listens! One of the ongoing activities of the Holy Spirit is listening and then communicating. The Holy Spirit speaks to us what He hears: “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to...
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